I grafted 30 varieties on 30 rootstalks. 5 each B9,G11,G16,G30,MM111 and B118. Mostly whip and tongue, a few cleft and bark grafts. Beyond my wildest expectations all scions leafed out and grew. I almost gave up on dabinett and one other variety but about 2 weeks after the rest they leafed out. Scions on bud9 and bud118 were the slowest to respond. I have no idea why.
I grafted at various heights on the rootstock to have the best diameter match any where from 6" to a foot.
I rubbed off growing buds on the rootstocks in the befief that that would encourage the growth of the scion. Right or wrong? 4 out of 5 scions on the G-30 the leaves have died, the one surviving and looking great did not get the rootstock buds removed, why I don't know. On doing some research to find if G30 has some compatibility issues, I found a statement to allow G30 to grow untill scion is well established. Comments?
Rootstocks on fairled grafts are still green, so will try to regraft but there seem to no viable budding growth on them.